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My machine keeps sewing backwards!! The backstitch button does not appear to be stuck. help??????

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: The backstitch level (reverse button)

I emailed Singer and they provided me the following information. I did contact the service center in NJ (which is the closest one to me) and they do have the part for $2.95 plus $5.00 shipping. You can mail a check or pay over the phone with a credit card.

" Thank you for contacting the Singer Sewing Company.

One of the following Singer Service Centers may be able to help you. All offer mail order service. If you give them a call, they can provide pricing, shipping costs and product availability.

Syracuse, New York - 1-800-321-7397 (toll free)
Union, New Jersey - 1-866-281-1220 (toll free)
Paramount, California - 562-531-6352
Bellevue, Washington - 425-462-1274 or 1-866-462-1274 (toll free)


Cordially,

Singer Consumer Affairs "

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Viking 190 sewing machine stuck on backstitch

Found the problem (s) with Viking stuck on backstitch!!!

Two problems:

A: machine is "gummed-up" form old grease.
Solution: degrease machine with a high quality degreaser.. I used a spray electrical degreaser from an automotive store. Turn the machine up-side-down to preform this!
Then relubricate machine. Use a high quality sweing machine lubricant! Also lubricate the inner parts with a qigh quality "Sewing machine" oil.

B: Found that the return spring from foreward to backward was tired.
Soultion: Replace with slightly stronger spring from local hardware store.

If you need pictures, I took very detailed pictures of the reverse mechanism and "return to forward" spring.

Write to AApilot@comcast.net

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Viking sewing machine model 6430 will only sew backwards

Th cam stack gears have gummed up on you you can try getting the back cover off along with the side and soaking the machine down with wd-40 and running it while forcing the reverse button in and out if it breaks free try and soak up as much of the wd-40 as you can and then oil anything that moves. I know this may be discouraging but viking no longer supports this machine and you might be better off taking it to an older viking dealer for help.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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SOURCE: sewing machine sewing backwards??? help

reverse cam might be gunked up with old grease

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Singer 4423 stuck on backstitch!

Is sewing machine set for buttonhole making? Sounds like it got "confused" in the process of a buttonhole revolution making a reverse stitch, and so you need to change adjustment settings top left, bottom right, remove extension table and turn feed dogs switch back left of machine to UP position.
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Did this help?
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This backstitching keeps your thread from pulling straight out. You should always use it with straight stitches and general zigzag stitches. Don't use it with decorative or embroidery stitches, though, as it mars the appearance of them. But if you're doing any type of topstitching that uses straight stitches, backstitch in the area that will be in the seam allowance, ever so slightly, or your top stitching will pull out, too.

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Found the problem (s) with Viking stuck on backstitch!!!

Two problems:

A: machine is "gummed-up" form old grease.
Solution: degrease machine with a high quality degreaser.. I used a spray electrical degreaser from an automotive store. Turn the machine up-side-down to preform this!
Then relubricate machine. Use a high quality sweing machine lubricant! Also lubricate the inner parts with a qigh quality "Sewing machine" oil.

B: Found that the return spring from foreward to backward was tired.
Soultion: Replace with slightly stronger spring from local hardware store.

If you need pictures, I took very detailed pictures of the reverse mechanism and "return to forward" spring.

Write to AApilot@comcast.net

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